Spring Cleaning - Top Pet-Friendly Vacuum Cleaners
That's why Paw Nation put to the test vacuums specifically designed for dealing with pet hair. Here are three of our favorites.
This $49.99 machine is focused on doing one thing -- cleaning pet hair and other debris off bare floors and snagging dirt along edges and baseboards. The base of the vacuum features a "unique V-shaped foot [that] directs larger debris into the center suction path while the arms of the V collect finer dirt particles, eliminating the so-called snowplow effect." We tried it out on hardwood floors, textured vinyl flooring and bathroom tiles, and were impressed with how this 7-pound vacuum pulled the hair and dirt right up. Apparently it can also be used on low-pile rugs.
The Bissel PowerEdge Pet is also easy to maneuver and clean, as it comes with a removable dirt cup that you can just empty into the trash. (The company has a wide range of pet-focused cleaning machines, including stick, canister and upright vacuums and carpet cleaning machines ranging from $49.99 to $249.99.)